The Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation (WACF) was formed in 1991 to anticipate, seek out and resolve threats to the water quality in the Wawasee area watershed. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, encouraging best management practices to reduce erosion and acquiring wetlands and endangered shoreline areas. Now in our 25th year, our efforts have resulted in the acquisition and protection of over 10 miles of shoreline and 47 wetland areas totaling over 829 acres.






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Wawasee Area Watershed
WACF Protected Properties are outlined in green


Wawasee Area Watershed Projects – Interactive Map

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Rafting Adventure

rafting-39About 200 9th grade high school students combined learning with fun on the water during the first annual WACF Rafting Adventure over two days in early September. This was the first major educational event to be held at the new WACF Between-the-Lakes Preserve. More information on the successful event may be found here…


Starry Stonewort Update

NEW Comprehensive Starry Stonewort Overview and what is being done to combat the problem invasive plant. This excellent report was prepared for the WACF Ecology Committee by committee member Jerry Riffle.


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WACF honored by WPOA 

At the recent Wawasee Property Owners Association meeting aboard the SS Lillypad, the WACF was awarded the annual WPOA Chief’s award.  The award reads: ‘It is with extreme appreciation that the WPOA conveys the Chief Award to:  WACF recognizing your unending generosity and dedication to making sure that Lake Wawasee continues to be the Premier Lake in all of Indiana.’The WPOA also presented the WACF with a $5,000 donation.  Heather Harwood (left, executive director of WACF) accepted the award presented by Kay Young (right, president of the WPOA).